On cold winter days, I often daydream about moving somewhere with better weather year-round.
So why not go big and imagine living on Maui in a house like this, which was built on one of the island’s first sugar plantations?
The listing says, “The original home was built in 1858 as the plantation manager’s residence for one of Maui’s first sugar plantations. The main residence is believed to have been built in 1924 along with a guest house, and then over the years was remodeled and expanded repeatedly.”
“In 1992, the Simon family purchased the property and completed a substantial renovation to the home enhancing this historical residence. From its regal beginnings and its first missionary owner, to its more recent incarnations, the walls of the house whisper Maui’s diverse and rich history.”
A reader named Mary told me about this property and explains that Haiku is a slightly rainy part of Maui, which is probably why the sunroom is enclosed — no annoying insects to bug you when you’re sitting out here!
Mark Twain visited Maui in 1866 for his travelogue series “Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It in the Sandwich Islands.”
About his time there he wrote, “I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully.” (You can read about his connection to Hawaii here.)
There’s a guest cottage, a tennis court, and a pool on the property, too.
The listing says, “A tropical retreat that is second to none. Expansive Pacific ocean views and impeccable grounds offering a peaceful secluded haven all year round. Pure original Hawaiiana architecture throughout with attention to detail completes this magnificent estate. Being offered furnished.”
Listing held by agent Nancy Callahan.
For photos and information, check the listing.